09 Aug 23

Woods Bagot’s projects recognised for reshaping ‘place’

Woods Bagot is a finalist in the national DIA Design Institute of Australia Awards in the PLACE category!

W-B’s vision of People Architecture is the foundation of our services which include design, research, data analytics, and consulting. Celebrating diversity across all cultures, free from a signature style, People Architecture is propelled by a shared sense of empathy where the values of end users and the values of design are one and the same. Our designers place human experience at the centre of our design process to deliver engaging, future-oriented projects that respond to the way people use and flexibly accommodate changes through space.

These awards stand as a testament to Australia’s vibrant design community, celebrating innovation, ethics, and impactful design. Winners will be announced at the Award of Merit Celebrations in late August.

See the finalists below:

Embedded in the fabric of Perth since the 1930s, the Bassendean Hotel has been cast forward from a bygone era through a close collaboration between Woods Bagot and Ark Group. ‘Basso’, as it’s affectionately known to locals, has undergone a two-year redevelopment, with the two-storey building now featuring six bars and nine signature zones paying tribute to the history of the pub and its owners. Principal Eva Sue says that Woods Bagot’s design spun out from a deep understanding of Bassendean Hotel’s multi-layered history and an ambition to reinstate the corner hotel’s role as the community’s social and cultural heart.

Woods Bagot has designed a bespoke workplace interior for boutique luxury developer Blackburne, creating an interior environment inflected with the same high-end and domestic feel of their residential offering. Blackburne established themselves within their own flagship development “ONE Subiaco”, completed 2022, on the site of the former Subiaco Pavilion Market. Visitors immediately make the connection when they step through the door of Blackburne’s workplace that the brand presents a strong and premium offering.

The 30-year-old Central Park Tower is Perth’s tallest building and an icon of our city. Woods Bagot recently designed a significant revitalisation for the main tower developing a new premium aesthetic which extends throughout the building. The latest upgrade to the building is an End of Trip (EOT) facility, a brand-new amenity that supports the wellness of the building’s community by providing premium facilities that encourage movement and exercise.

Spanning over two floors in One the Esplanade, HSF’s new workplace design focuses on evolving their strong workplace culture by exploring new ways of working & interacting. Simple elegance within a structured framework, premium casual and comfortably corporate with an orchestrated balance of collaborative spaces and zones for respite and focus.

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